Movie Releases for August: Fantastic Four, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, American Ultra, and more

It’s officially August, but that doesn’t mean the summer is over! There are a lot of new films coming to a theater near you, so here is a handy list of films you should look out for.

Releases for August 7
  • The Gift
    Rated R for Language.
Starring Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, and Rebecca Hall. A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
  • Fantastic Four
    Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and language

Starring Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan. Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
    Rated PG for rude humor
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
  • Ricki and the Flash
    Rated PG – 13 for thematic material, brief drug content, sexuality and language
Starring Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, and Sebastien Stan. A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
  • Cop Car
    Rated R for language, violence and brief drug use
Starring Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, and Camryn Manheim. A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.
Releases for August 14
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E
    Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity
Starring Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, and Armie Hammer. In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
  • Straight Outta Compton
    Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Releases for August 21
  • Hitman: Agent 47
    Rated R for sequences of strong violence, and some language.
Starring Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, and CiarĂ¡n Hinds. An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
  • American Ultra
    Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Topher Grace. A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.
Releases for August 28
  • Sinister 2
    Rated R for strong violence, bloody and disturbing images, and language
Starring James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, and Robert Daniel Sloan. A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death.
  • Z for Zachariah
    Rated PG – 13 for a scene of sexuality, partial nudity, and brief strong language
Starring Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? Sound off in the comments!

Anthony Ibarra
I'm Anthony, and I am a writer for I live in Austin, TX where I study at the University of Texas. I am an extreme music enthusiast, and love to share my passion for music with others.
Anthony Ibarra
I'm Anthony, and I am a writer for I live in Austin, TX where I study at the University of Texas. I am an extreme music enthusiast, and love to share my passion for music with others.